Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (Routledge Classics)

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (Routledge Classics)


In Purity and Danger Mary Douglas identifies the fear for purity as a key topic on the center of each society. In full of life and lucid prose she explains its relevance for each reader through revealing its wide-ranging impression on our attitudes to society, values, cosmology and information. The booklet has been highly influential in lots of parts of discussion - from faith to social conception. yet might be its most vital function is to supply every one reader a brand new clarification of why humans behave within the method they do. With a especially commissioned creation through the writer which assesses the ongoing value of the paintings thirty-five years on, this Routledge Classics variation will make sure that Purity and Danger keeps to problem and query good into the hot millennium.

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